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Address: Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: +1 540-463-8768
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Quiet, small, and restrained memorial to a complicated and honorable man

Allocate one hour. The burial memorial in the chapel is a classic from a bygone era. The museum below focuses on the post-Civil War Lee which describes a little-known aspect of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey M
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Allocate one hour. The burial memorial in the chapel is a classic from a bygone era. The museum below focuses on the post-Civil War Lee which describes a little-known aspect of Lee's life. There are a fine collection of artifacts. Don't forget to tour Lee's office near the door.

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Lancaster, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Those interested in history or civil war will find this an interesting place to visit as it expands on lee's post military career and gives interesting insights. Beautiful chapel

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Thank Mike V
Honea Path, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk where Robert E Lee walked. This is great way to spend about 1- 1.5 hours. Great little museum. Short talk from a Washington and Lee Student lets you in on little known facts. Nice Chapel. Buriel spot of Lee and horse Traveler. Make sure you take some coins for Traveler's grave.

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Thank Justin A
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The chapel/museum is a treasure troves of information about the multi-faceted Robert E. Lee. You can have a brief guided tour of the chapel, including the recumbent statue and learn about the history of the buillding, which is not a formal house of worship. The museum below contains the family crypt, Lee's office at the school and numerous, well-done exhibits/displays... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

If you ever wondered why he was so respected, even by the opposition, you have to check this place out. What an awesome Godly man. The chapel is beautiful. The museum is not large, but well appointed and describes his commitment to an educated America

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Thank Darrell F
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Why did we wait so long to visit...! Going back, it was worth the time. History came alive, got to know the man as well as the legend. Gen. Lee...what more can one say. While seeing his office, which is as it was the day he died, look for the little plaque that gives his "one" rule to the students... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Chapel is still in use today and is pretty. The Museum and gift shop are small but excellent. Good incite into the man and college life in the nineteenth century. Free admission.

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Lititz, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is well worth your time. We learned a lot about Robert E Lee. Well cared for buildings and clean lawn. Staff was very knowledgeable and answered any questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Special place for devotees of General Robert E. Lee. His family is buried in the crypt, and Traveler is buried alongside the chapel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Well kept! The museum is excellent. The General's office perfectly preserved. The ladies working in the museum were so knowledgeable and spent a lot of time with us!

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